IOM Handicap, 7/4/12

Our first handicap race of the year saw a lovely A rig breeze blowing straight down the middle of the lake from the top end. All skippers had their chance to shine throughout the day with 7 different heat winners showing that the skippers with the most consistent results according to their handicap placed strongly. Congratulations to Roy Washbrook whose worst scoring race on the day after two discards was a 6th place showing great consistency to win.

1. Roy Washbrook,   30 pts
2. Richard Hampson,   33
3. Victoria McNulty,   36
4. Brad Gibson,   38
5. Colin Smith,   45
6. Colin Galvin,   45
7. Vernon Gee,   47
8. Bill Culshaw,   47
9. Jim Finday,   47
10. Graham Elliott,   47
11. Dave Wayt,   51
12. Dave Williams,   54
13. George Laverick,   112 (Andrew Benson)

IOM Club Championship 1, 24/3/12

Race day 1 of the Birkenhead Club Championship for 2012 was sailed in a light to moderate SE breeze and warm, summer like conditions. A full fleet of 20 boats and some very tight racing across the fleet. Thanks go to PROs Jack Turner and Bernie McNulty.

1. Brad Gibson,   14 pts
2. Graham Elliott,   20
3. Martin Roberts,   21
4. Richard Hampson,   32
5. Victoria McNulty,   34
6. Neil Westbrook,   60
7. Dave Williams,   82
8. Colin Galvin,   84
9. Dave Burke,   88
10. Colin Smith,   88
11. Bill Culshaw,   89
12. Roy Washbrook,   90
13. Damian Ackroyd,   93
14. Vernon Gee,   113
15. Ernie Rice,   114
16. Lisa Reeves,   122
17. Dave Wayt,   123
18. Frank Smedley,   139
19. George Laverick,   164
20. David Catherall,   185

Lake Clean Up Day, 10/3/12

Our first scheduled lake and clubhouse clean up day was an eventful one, with close to a skip bin load of rubbish consisting of microwaves, car tyres, crutches, piping, scooters, bikes, wiring, bricks and other treats being removed from the lake.

A very big thank you for a great job performed by the following members showing the Birkenhead club spirit of getting in and getting your hands dirty is once again alive. To those members who missed it, next drinks are on you 🙂

Dave Burke,   Jim Findlay,   Vernon Gee,   Brad Gibson,   Bernie McNulty
Victoria McNulty,   Ernie Rice,   Colin Smith,   Neil Westbrook,   Dave Williams
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IOM Trophy Race, 10/3/12

The first IOM race of the new season saw a lovely NW breeze with B rigs the choice for all skippers. Once again special thanks to Jim Findlay who stood down for the day to PRO our race. At the end of racing some very tired legs were noted from our fantastic lake clean up helpers.

1. Brad Gibson,   8 pts
2. Richard Hampson,   16
3. Colin Smith,   26
4. Victoria McNulty,   28
5. Colin Galvin,   44
6. Neil Westbrook,   53
7. Bill Culshaw,   57
8. Ernie Rice,   61
9. Dave Wayt,   64
10. Vernon Gee,   64
11. Dave Burke,   72
12. Dave Williams,   74
13. Roy Washbrook,   85
14. Frank Smedley,   89
15. David Catherall,   111
16. George Laverick,   126